Emergency Services & Emergency Preparedness


Please utilize the 911 number for emergencies only.  

The County of Northern Lights is served via the Grande Prairie Fire Department Dispatch, which has real-time information on the location of medical emergency services for the efficient deployment of resources within the North Peace Country.


Health Link Alberta - a 24/7 nurse telephone advice and health information service centre, services to all of Alberta. You can call from anywhere in the province by dialling: 8-1-1.



Emergency Preparedness starts with you! Read below to learn about 72 Hour kits, the Alberta Emergency Alert system and more!

Emergency Preparedness Guide: Check out the County's Emergency Preparedness guide here.

72 Hour Kits: In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Alberta Emergency Alert: Disaster can occur anywhere, at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure you are prepared if a disaster occurs. Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to assist you—providing you with critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occurring and what action you need to take. 

Wildfire: Did you know that approximately 8,000 wildfires occur in Canada each year and that human-caused fires make up 55% of all fires? Learn more about fire behaviour, fire bans and advisories on the Alberta Wildfire website.

FireSmart: Want to learn how to make your home FireSmart? You can assess your home and yard through the structure and site hazard assessment form and the area assessment form.